VFX Assemble is London VFX's latest attempt to unionize. If successful, this could have a huge impact on VFX worldwide.
The Toronto branch of the Visual Effects Society is running a fantastic educational workshop on April 8th. The description of the event is:
Please join Director of Photography and Visual Effects Supervisor David Stump, ASC for his popular and informative one-day seminar geared toward helping digital artists develop the sensibilities and sensitivities of a cinematographer.
Lots of videos and links from around the web this weekend.
Disney settled with the artists they had been cheating. Disney had been the last studio to settle, so this ends a particularly shameful chapter in the history of worker relations with studios. VFX Soldier had a nice article about this years ago, and full credit goes to Pando.com for their consistent reporting of this story. Aside from the settlement news, there's lots of nice videos and breakdowns from the past few days in today's update.
An awesome trailer was released last week for the documentary 'Hollywood's Greatest Trick' which looks to highlight the worker exploitation that can happen in the VFX industry, as well as the generally bad business model VFX studios have to work under. The trailer and lots of other videos and article from the last few days are in today's update.